Mondays Guinea Pig Fact!

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Monday 27th March 2006

The guinea pig, originally from Peru, still exists there where it is called a Cavy.
The origin of the common name "Guinea Pig" is uncertain. The "pig" comes from the fact that these small animals are round and plump like a pig, and they have a pig-like squeal.

The "guinea" is believed to be because many of the first specimens came to England from South America on slave ships from Guinea (Africa) or because of their resemblance to the young of the bush pig (Guinea hog).


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